A Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years of experience, Craig Eberhardt performs damage assessment and failure analysis following a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment failures.
How long have you worked for Envista and what do you do?
I've worked for Envista for 8.5 years providing damage assessment and failure analysis for a variety of mechanical and electrical equipment failures, determining/reviewing code violations and material defects, and assisting in fire origin and cause investigations.
What is one of the most interesting jobs you’ve worked?
A very interesting job I worked on was testing how electric oil-based heaters deform in a house fire. We built small rooms and conducted live burns to observe the heater condition after the fire, knowing the origin was not the subject heater.
What is the farthest you’ve traveled for a loss?
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
What is the longest you’ve been away managing a loss?
30 days (working a loss-not managing)
What is the best part about working major losses for Envista?
The best part is the scale, longevity of the project, and the ability to work across multiple disciplines.
Did you always want to be an engineer?
No, as a kid I hoped to become a racecar driver.